Nile Pet Boarding Kennels & Cattery

With the current Covid-19 world crisis, Nile Horseback Safaris has opened an emergency pet boarding house for owners of dogs cats and other domestic animals. This complements our wild animal rescue service. We love animals and can help pet owners who need to leave Uganda or travel within Uganda. Please contact us for more details on this service.

When We Ride

We run short safaris (1 hour, 1 and a half hours, 2 hour & 3 hour rides) 7 days a week at 10am in the morning and 2pm in the afternoon. Bookings are essential as we have limited horses and guides. Our overnight horse riding safaris are run on demand with a minumum of 2 riders. Our sunset rides (90mins) run from 4pm on demand and include boat transport from either Adrift or Nile River Explorers campsites and beer, local spirits, juice and sodas.

Meet the local kids in the village

Never been riding before?

No need to worry, the majority of people that ride with us on our short safaris have minimal or no horse riding experience. Our horses are well trained, and understand what is required of them. We give you brief training before your safari on the basics of controlling your horse. Our safaris only go at a pace you feel comfortable.

We will help you with all the basic riding instructions

Nile Horseback Safaris
in Jinja, Uganda

Join us for a unique ride through a typical Ugandan village and a stunning section along the banks of the Nile. On our overnight safari, and special advanced riding trips you can also experience the views from the hills overlooking the Nile valley, canter through the stunning plantation vistas and relax in the tranquility of Mabira forest.

We can accommodate riding groups with mixed levels of experience by allowing the riding groups to temporarily separate at certain points on the safari allowing more competent riders to ride at a more advanced pace and those not so confident to stay within their comfort zone. For those experienced riders looking for a fast paced safari with plenty of cantering, we do have specific safaris for advanced riders only. Check out our safaris page to find the right ride for you.

Riding in Mabira Forest Uganda
Jasa - we take your safety seriously

We are members of the Jinja Adventure Safety Association whose goal is to improve safety by having members monitor each others safety standards and continuing to improve all aspects of safe operation while running adventure activities.

Please note: We have a strict 85kg rider weight limit for the safety of our clients and for the welfare of our horses.

Sunset Ride

Sunset Ride
From 4pm, each day with a minimum of 2 riders includes boat ride from both NRE campsite and Nile River Camp. more

Kids Pony Rides

Pony Rides
For kids between 4 and 12 we do short rides with a guide leading your child's pony. more

"We believe a well fed, well treated horse is the basis of a safe safari riding horse".

Our horses are healthy, well treated, well schooled to give you a range of safe calm horses to suit any level of rider experience.

Our horses are well cared for